‘Switch Rooms’ at Shibuya Hikarie

I happened to watch ‘Tokyo Eye‘ this morning, and the restrooms at Shibuya Hikarie just blew me away.

Shibuya Hikarie is a new shopping and entertainment complex. It caters to women in their 20s to 40s. The ladies’ rooms here are called ‘Switch Rooms’. According to the official Shibuya Hikarie directory guide, a switch room is is “a multi-purpose room that is much more than than the standard restroom“. Those rooms allow women to ‘switch’ their moods. The Switch Rooms on each floor has a unique concept. All the switch rooms have WiFi access and surround sound music.


Shibuya Hikarie - 5F Switch Room

4F – Accent STAGE

Shibuya Hikarie - 4F Switch Room

3F – Style Up Stage

Shibuya Hikarie - 3F Switch Room

B1F – Beauty Presentation STAGE

Shibuya Hikarie - B1F Switch Room

B2F – Mammy’s STAGE

Shibuya Hikarie - B2F Switch Room

B3F – Open STAGE

Shibuya Hikarie - B3F Switch Room

You can take a virtual tour of the Switch Rooms on Shibuya Hikarie’s website.

You can see more photos and read more about the Switch Rooms on Rocket News 24.


Themed Restrooms

Chung-Yo is a department store in Central Taiwan. Its themed restrooms had gotten lots of attention and won many awards.
















Do you have a favorite?

(All photos are taken from Chung-Yo website.)